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One of the hottest places in the metro, Poblacion is known for its hole-in-the-wall bars and restaurants. If you’re planning to head down here for some drinks with a couple of friends, then here’s a handy guide for you on some of the coolest bars around Poblacion.

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Agimat Bar

Agimat Foraging Bar & Kitchen offers Filipino craft cocktails and cuisine. Adding a layer of sophistication, they offer Filipino tapas (an array of elevated favorites such as pork cracklings, lengua, tenga and kambing) and amazing Filipino-themed cocktails like Gayuma ng Paraiso, Anting Anting ni Malvar, Agimat ng Sawi, and more!

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2/F 5972 Alfonso cor. Fermina Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 530-2580

Boogie MNL

Boogie MNL is a two-storey bar housing the best hiphop scene in Manila. Serving meals, bar chow, cocktails, and even Barik Supremo Lambanog, it’s open Wednesdays to Saturdays for some turnt night and about 5 hours of dancing.

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8483 Kalayaan Ave corner Matilde St., Poblacion, Makati

Backwell by BBZ

Backwell by BBZ is a resto bar tucked between the bar strip of Poblacion and the Rockwell area in Makati. It’s the first and only restaurant concept from the same guys behind the famous Beer Below Zero freezers.

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Rockwell Drive cor Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 8777-2229

The Odd Seoul

Hidden behind Gaja Korean Kitchen, The Odd Seoul is a new bar in Poblacion that specializes in signature soju cocktails, beer, and modern Korean bar chow.

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8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati
(0906) 493-0799

Filling Station Bar and Cafe

Filling Station is a 50’s-themed diner and sports bar that serves American, Mexican. and Filipino dishes. 

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5012 P Burgos St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 833-7837

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run offers signature cocktails such as the Halo Halo M-18 and Mad Hatter’s Juice as well as classic cocktails.

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4991 P. Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati
(0908) 897-0668

Kite Kebab Bar

Kite Kebab Bar serves authentic Mediterranean street food such as hummus, falafels, Wagyu sticks and various kebabs.

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5772 Ebro St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 8810-7388 | (02) 7504-0788

Pura Vida

Pura Vida is the first Costa Rican lounge in Manila that offers cold beers, authentic Costa Rican favourites, and reggae music all night long.

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Don Pedro Street cor Jacobo Street, right next to Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati
(0919) 310-0535

Lobo Filipino Tavern

Lobo Filipino Tavern pays homage to the classic Philippine architecture and flavors, serving modern Filipino food with dishes like lamb adobo, sizzling bulalo, pork sisig nachos, and squid ink pasta.

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4898 Durban St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 8805-9380

OTO

Oto is a craft cocktail room, specialty coffee shop, and listening room all in one. Enjoy booze, brew, and beats in this hip new hangout spot in Poblacion.

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5880 Enriquez Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 836-1516

Kondwi

A two-story spot that’s a gallery, black box theater, cafe, retail space, and bar, Kondwi doesn’t hold back on giving you a taste of the creative scene, international sweet and savory dishes, and pika-pika, as well as classic cocktail and alcoholic drinks.

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6109 Albert St. Poblacion, Makati
(02) 7943-7451

Kampai

Aside from carefully curated Japanese food, you can enjoy top-notch quality cocktails and good music live by DJs at no other spot than this not-your-typical Japanese bar, Kampai.

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5857 Alfonso corner Fermina St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 308-1385

The Spirits Library

A must-visit for book and alcohol collectors, The Spirits Library is a spot where you can enjoy hard drinks and cocktails; dance to a variety of performances featuring different music genres; and admire or shop for rare bottles, books, and bar paraphernalia.

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4963 Guerrero St. Makati
(0917) 160-1162

Wicked Dogs

Not into the usual Filipino pulutan? Then you may just enjoy the delectable dishes from Wicked Dogs. Pair their cocktails with none other than their specialty hotdog sandwiches, fries, rice bowls, and music from live bands.

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5767 Ebro St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati
(0995) 631-6489

Futur:st

Futurist or Futur:st is a resto and art gallery where there’s a space for all. There, you can enjoy an assortment of Filipino fusion dishes and hard drinks by the glass or by the bottle.

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5062 Guerrero Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0927) 621-8842

A ‘Toda Madre

Calling all tequila lovers out there, you can finally enjoy your alcohol of choice in abundance at A ‘Toda Madre, a restaurant that offers up a wide selection of mezcals and tequilas best paired with Mexican street food inspired by the flavors of Guadalajara.

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G/F Sunette Tower, Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue

Secret Door

A place that claims every day is Friday, Secret Door is an underground bar in the heart of Poblacion. Get drunk on good company, entertainment, tasty beers, and refreshments.

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8456 Dona Carmen Street Corner Kalayaan Avenue, Barangay Poblacion, Makati
(0963) 049-9999

Dear Adam / Sweet Lucy

Believe in the saying “work hard, play harder”? Then Dear Adam and Sweet Lucy is the spot for you. In the morning, this place is Dear Adam, a cafe where you can enjoy sandwiches, pasta, and coffee. At night, it transforms into Sweet Lucy, a craft cocktail lounge serving up cocktails, starters, and food for sharing.

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2nd Floor, 6060 R Palma, Poblacion

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